Signature Moves - Full-body Press

Get a lot done, in a little time with this full body exercise.
 
Time is our most valuable commodity. Why just work the upper part of your body, when, with the same amount of time and effort, you can include your lower body as well? Whatever your fitness level, it’s my mission to make sure you get the most out of your time on the trail. This exercise targets your whole body, quickly and effectively.

 
Works: Pectorals, deltoids, triceps, glutes, hamstrings, core stability
Props: Flat terrain, step, log, bench, table top
 
Starting Position: Place your hands on the ground just a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Step back to a distance that elongates your backside in a straight line from your heels to your head.
 
Action: Slowly lower your chest, while at the same time contracting your glutes as you lift your right leg at least 12-15 inches off the ground, flexing your right foot (point your toes towards your knee). Exhale up, pushing through your palms to lift your chest, while at the same time lowering your right leg. Alternate lifting your right and left legs.
 
Modification
Easier: Use a bench or the base of a staircase.
Harder: Perform on flat ground or inverted, with your feet propped up on a log or bench.
 
Focal Points:
•    Maintain a hard flex to your foot as you lift it.
•    Keep your mid-chest in line with your hands.
•    Don't sag in the spine; instead, engage the abdominal wall for support.

 

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